- Module code
- Module leader
- Brian Swindells
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 100 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 20 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The module will examine operations management from four perspectives: the contribution of operations to the overall organisation strategy, the significance of design in operations management, concepts about the supply chain and operations improvement. Use will be made of examples in both food industry and general business and the student will be encouraged to appraise operations management examples from their previous experience.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Explain the contribution of operations management to organisation strategy.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply operations management principles to an organisational situation or context.
- Identify and assess possible opportunities for operations improvement within a business context.
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Slack, N., Chambers, S., Johnston, R. and Betts, A. (2009) Operations and Process Management: Principles and Practice for Strategic Impact. 2nd ed. FT Prentice Hall
- Slack, N., Brandon-Jones, A. and Johnston, R. (2013) Operations Management, 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson
- Hill, A. and Hill, T. (2011) Essential Operations Management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan